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Are there long term effects from a concussion?

Are there long term effects from a concussion?

Sometimes: Concussions are brain injuries. They can last as short as a few weeks or longer than a year. The long term effects depend upon the area of the brain affected, how hard your head was hit, and genetics. Getting a second injury before the first injury has healed can lead to serious long term complications. Follow the directions your doctor gives you. For more info visit: www.Cdc.Gov/concussion. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Concussion (Definition)

Concussion is an injury to the brain usually caused by trauma. Symptoms include loss of consciousness, altered ...Read more


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What are the long-term effects of concussions?

What are the long-term effects of concussions?

Variable: We have seen in recent news the effects of concussions in professional sports like football. Common symptoms are headaches, memory issues, and if really severe dementia -like symptoms. Most likely these would progress with age. ...Read more

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Can there be long-term effects to concussions?

Can there be long-term effects to concussions?

Definitely: Single episode of concussion almost always resolves. It is the repeated concussions that cause serious delayed problems. Unsteady gait, severe loss of memory etc. Are some of the examples of late effects. ...Read more

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What are some common long term effects of concussions?

Many: The most common long-term effects are cognitive, such as difficulty with short-term memory, concentration, and learning new material. There can be emotional effects as well, including impulsivity and being easily angered. ...Read more

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After having a few concussions, if going concussion free for many years, do your chances of the long term effects decrease?

After having a few concussions, if going concussion free for many years, do your chances of the long term effects decrease?

Why few concussions: Repeated head injuries are harmful to brain , why few concussions , are you a boxer ? . Yes if you continue to have injury to head repeatedly , there are long term consequences , as seen in the boxers , typical example Great boxer Muhammad Ali. ...Read more

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Long term effects of concussion as a child? I was sleepwalking fell down stairs and didn't wake up after for awhile.

Long term effects of concussion as a child? I was sleepwalking fell down stairs and didn't wake up after for awhile.

May or may not: If you have not had any ongoing symptoms until now since childhood then there would be none. If you have had some symptoms all along since the fall without interruption for few months then these are likely permanent. ...Read more

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What are the long term and short term effects after getting a concussion?

Many are possible: Concussions may cause no symptoms at all, or they can be a problem for a long time. The fewer effects you have and the faster they fade, the more likely there will be no long-lasting effect. People may experience dizziness, unsteadiness, headache, blurry vision, concentration and memory difficulties, as well as other minor problems. Most of the time, these effects fade away within a month. ...Read more

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Can being on electronics and watching tv/movies led to long term issues if done while having a concussion?

Brain rest: There is no question, that following a concussion, a little bit of sustained brain rest is important, until headaches subside. As activity is slowly increased, any return of headache to activity is an indicator that you should slow down. There is no rushing recovery from concussion. ...Read more

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Help please? I want to know what are some long term concussion symptoms?

Constellation: Long term symptoms include headaches of several types, problems with attention, focus and ability to complete tasks, easy distractibility, poor organization skills, irritability and impulsivity. ...Read more

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